Lobby Group

This is a Friday Fictioneers  submission for 2nd October.  Thanks to Marie Gail Stratford for the prompt.  

 
The receptionist watches. Another brace of punters, here for the boss, wondering where they’ll be dispatched. They’re making small talk now, pretending they don’t care what’s riding on today, but they do. They always do. One 15 minute chat with the boss, a cursory glance at their CVs and that’s it. They’ll be living the outcome for years.
Whatever happens, she hopes they’ll take it gracefully. If they raise a grievance, she’ll be the one who has to log the paperwork. it’s progress, she supposes, but it was easier before St Peter retired and they outsourced his job to Capita.

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13 responses to “Lobby Group

  1. Great story! Very creative take on the prompt. I can just see these people waiting at the pearly gates. 😀

  2. I like the way you’ve worked some soul into this. 😉

  3. Unique take on the prompt! Nicely done! 🙂

  4. Ha ha, I really wasn’t expecting that! Interesting take on the prompt.

  5. This is a hoot! Would expect S. Peter’s job to be outsourced? Thanks for the smile

  6. Funny. Maybe Club Med will pick up the Hell contract. There’s always a party going on there.

  7. After 2000 years St.Peter needed his retirement. I wonder where he’ll be dispatched to :/ Very original take on the prompt.

  8. Love the voice on this. Clever take on the prompt.

  9. Great take on the prompt. I expect G4S has the Hell contract 🙂

  10. That’s quite a twist at the end there.

  11. Haha, administration rules the universe. We’re doomed.

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